My favorite part of this manicure was that it lasted FOREVER! I painted my nails Sunday evening and by Thursday night there was barely even any tip wear! I'm attributing the amazing wear to a new top coat and top coating method. I read a suggestion on Oooh, Shinies! to use a "floating" top coat where you basically apply top coat without the brush ever touching your nail. Instead, you load up the brush with lots of polish. For this mani, I used N.Y.C. Longwearing Top Coat.